Company:  East Coast Environmental Law

Halifax, NS 


Looking For

Employment Type

Date Posted
January 31, 2024


Submission Deadline
March 8, 2024

Atlantic Canada

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact [email protected]

Please apply on or before Friday, March 8, 2024.

About East Coast Environmental Law

The East Coast Environmental Law Association is a registered Canadian charity that operates throughout Atlantic Canada. Our mission is to advocate for progressive environmental laws and policies for Atlantic Canada, provide public education, and share our legal skills to support others who are working to prevent or redress environmental harms. Our work addresses many different issues that are shaped by environmental laws and policies in Atlantic Canada, in one way or another, all of the work we do touches on one or more of the triple planetary crises that our world is facing today: biodiversity loss, climate change, and pollution.

At East Coast Environmental Law our staff, students and volunteers work together to:
• Host workshops, create publications and provide presentations on the legal aspects of environmental issues ranging from protection of at risk species, to climate change mitigation to wetland restoration;
• Respond to inquiries from the public about environmental law matters;
• Mentor law students on the role and value of law in the public interest;
• Publish open-access reports and summaries on environmental matters; and
• Collaborate with government, law firms, educational institutions and non-government organizations to enhance our understanding and make environmental law more accessible and effective.

East Coast Environmental Law is a growing non-profit where staff and board members work closely to meet and exceed our goals.

2023 Budget: Approximately $360,000

Principal sources of funds: Non-profit collaborations, Foundations, Government and Donations

Fiscal Year: January 1 – December 31

About the Treasurer Position

Activities of the Treasurer include:
• Member of the Board of Directors;
o Advise Board on financial strategy and management of the organization;
o Advise Board on investments and banking;
o Work with the Executive Director to prepare the annual budget;
o Prepare financial reports for the Board for each Board meeting including the regular monitoring of actual revenues and incurred expenses against the budget;
o Prepare and present annual financial statements at the Annual General Meeting.
• Member of the Executive Committee (Chair, Vice Chair, Past Chair, Treasurer, ED).
• Manage the financial reporting processes of the organization, including:
o Completing monthly and annual financial statements of the organization, including financials for the Annual Report;
o Maintaining and modifying the chart of accounts (as required);
o Providing oversight on bank account reconciliations, and other internal control functions;
o Manage payroll function of the organization including using cloud-based payroll software, adding/removing new staff, updating salary as required, and contacting the payroll provider to resolve any issues;
o Prepare and submit HST and payroll remittances;
o Prepare and submit annual returns to the CRA, including the Charity Return.

• CPA Certification, with 2-3 years of work experience post certification.
• Intermediate to advances excel skills.
• Experience working with a not-for-profit organization is an asset.

Anticipated Treasurer Time Commitments:
• Virtual Executive Committee meetings – 1 hour monthly;
• Virtual Board meetings – 1.5 hour (5-6 annually);
• Annual General Meeting – 2 hours annually
• Oversee financial records that are internally prepared - 1 hour monthly;
• Quarterly bookkeeping - 1 hour monthly;
• Other advice – (emails, input on fundraising applications), annual budget, CRA filings, etc.). – 1 hour monthly.
Monthly average ~5 hours.
Annual average ~ 60 hours.

If you are interested in joining this growing organization and dynamic board of directors working together to address some of the most impactful issues of our time please contact us at [email protected] by Friday, March 8, 2024.